Stax Records

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Parent company Concord Music Group
Founded 1957; 65 years ago (1957)
Founder Jim Stewart, Estelle Axton
Distributing label Concord Records (in the United States), Universal Music Group (worldwide distribution)
Craft Recordings (reissues)

Atlantic Records, Rhino Entertainment (Pre-1968 catalog)

Genre Soul, blues, funk
Country of origin United States
Location Memphis, Tennessee
Official website www.staxrecords.com

Stax Records is an American record company, originally based in Memphis, Tennessee. The band Booker T. & the M.G.'s were employed by the company to play music on records by many singers, including Wilson Pickett and Otis Redding.

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1957–1960: Early years as Satellite Records[change | change source]

Stax Records, originally named Satellite Records, was founded in Memphis in 1957 by Jim Stewart,[1][2] initially operating in a garage. Satellite's early releases were country music, rockabilly records or straight pop numbers, reflecting the tastes of Stewart (a country fiddle player) at the time.

Notes[change | change source]

  1. "The Soul You Know, The Music You Grew Up On". Stax 50. Archived from the original on April 15, 2008.
  2. Lollar, Michael (September 27, 2006). "Get ready for some golden soul in 2007". Stax Museum. Archived from the original on May 26, 2010.

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